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twitchverb

uk   us   /twɪtʃ/

twitch verb (MOVE SLIGHTLY)

[I or T] (to cause) to make a sudden small movement with a part of the body, usually without intending to: He tried to suppress a smile but felt the corner of his mouth twitch. She twitched her nose like a rabbit.

twitch verb (PULL)

[T] to give something a sudden light pull: You'll feel something twitch the line when you get a fish.

twitchnoun [C]

uk   us   /twɪtʃ/

twitch noun [C] (UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENT)

a sudden small, usually unintentional, movement of a part of the body: I've got a twitch at the corner of my eye.

twitch noun [C] (PULL)

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